Something that makes me happy: Having my parents come to watch my half-marathon. They had a four-hour roadtrip from Asheville to Raleigh on Friday, and then we drove four more hours to get to the Outer Banks. Today they have the same trip in reverse. I’m so glad they came! It was such fun seeing them on the sidelines.
Something i am struggling with: Feet are a bit sore tonight.
Something tasty: Gatorade at mile 9.
Some things i am doing towards my goals: Half marathon is completed! Woo!
Something i am reading: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larrson.
Something happening around the house: Uploading pictures, taking it easy.
Something i am thinking: Same race next year? Maybe i’ll do the Raleigh race instead.
Something i am looking forward to: A 60-minute massage tomorrow afternoon.
Something i am hoping: That i can figure out how to work my leaf blower now that the leaves are starting to come down.
Something random: Pain is temporary; pride is forever. This was one of the signs i saw spectators holding on the side of the road. Hokey but true, and that’s what i was telling myself those last couple of miles.
Something planned: A trip to the flea market Saturday for some fun but secret purchases.
Something captured: A fun picture my parents took when they happened upon me while they were driving to the next spectator spot (where they could get out and stand on the side of the road). They just happened to find me in the crowd of runners. It was a happy surprise! The traffic was moving at about my pace for a tenth of a mile or so.